Offscouring Off"scour`ing, n. [Off + scour.] That which is scoured off; hence, refuse; rejected matter; that which is vile or despised. --Lam. iii. 45. [1913 Webster]

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  • offscouring — [ôf′skour΄iŋ] n. 1. [usually pl.] something scoured off; rubbish; refuse 2. an outcast from society usually used in pl …   English World dictionary

  • offscouring — noun Date: 1526 1. someone rejected by society ; outcast 2. something that is scoured off ; refuse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • offscouring — /awf skoweur ing, skow euhr , of /, n. 1. Often, offscourings. something scoured off; filth; refuse. 2. a social outcast. [1520 30; OFF + SCOURING, after v. phrase scour off] * * * …   Universalium

  • offscouring — noun refuse removed from something by scouring …   Wiktionary

  • offscouring — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. refuse, rubbish, waste; see trash 1 , 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • offscouring — n. Refuse, sweepings, dirt, scum, dross, recrement, rubbish, offscum …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • offscouring — n Often offscourings filth, dirt, dust, sweepings; refuse, Dial. culch, garbage, rubbish, waste, Brit. wastrel; dregs, grounds, sediment, settlings, lees, draff; remains, leavings, leftovers, scraps, orts, hogwash, swill; remainder, residue,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • offscouring — /ˈɒfskaʊərɪŋ/ (say ofskowuhring) noun 1. (often plural) that which is scoured off; filth; refuse. 2. (plural) social outcasts; rabble …   Australian English dictionary

  • offscouring — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: off (III) + scouring (after scour off, v.) 1. : something that is scoured off : cast off filth : refuse 2. : someone driven off from society …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamentations 3 — 1 I AM the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. 2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light. 3 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day. 4 My flesh and my skin hath he… …   The King James version of the Bible

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